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Kumaramkod Temple Pooyam Festival - Kumaramkod Subrahmanya Swamy Temple

Kumaramkod Temple is located in Kottayam District. This is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga. Kumaramkod Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Thaipooyam festival 2017 date is February 10, Friday. The annual pooyam festival in Malayalam Makaram month attracts scores of devotees.

Special pujas, rituals, abhishekam, Subrahmanya sahasranama archana and numerous other activities are held on the day.

Various types of Kavadi are taken to the shrine.
It is considered highly meritorious to perform puja and take blessing of Sri Subrahmanya Swami on the day.

Palakkal Pooram

Palakkal Pooram is organized in Thrissur District. The festival is observed in Makaram month. The ritual attracts pooram enthusiasts from around Kerala. Palakkal Pooram 2016 date is February 3.

The annual pooram festival is noted for caparisoned elephants. Panchari melam and pachavadhyam are part of the ritual.
The main highlight of the festivals are elephants and traditional music.

Mukkoottuthara Thiruvambadi Sreekrishna Swami Temple Festival

Mukkoottuthara Thiruvambadi Sreekrishna Swami Temple is located in Pathanamthita District. The shrine is located around 12 km from Erumeli south. The annual festival in the temple is observed in Makaram month. Mukkoottuthara Thiruvambadi Sreekrishna Swami Temple festival 2016 date is February 3. The festival ends on February 8 with Arattu.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.
Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Poonjar Koickal Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Festival

Poonjar Koickal Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Festival is located at Poonjar in Kerala. The temple is around 2 km from Poonjar town. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram month. Poonjar Koickal Sree Dharma Sastha Temple festival 2016 date is February 3. The festival ends with Arattu on February 9.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals. Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.
The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli Festival

Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple is located in Ernakulam District and the shrine is around 19 km from Ernakulam town. The annual festival in the temple is held in Makaram month. The most important ritual is the Thalappoli festival. Nayarambalam Bhagavathy Temple Thalappoli festival 2016 date is February 3.

The annual Thalappoli festival is observed on Makaram 20 as per traditional Hindu Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala.

Thalappoli is a unique ritual in Kerala. In the ritual, women and young girls carry thalam (plate) in their hands. Thalam is filled with rice, flowers and a lighted lamp. It is a symbol of prosperity.

In some temples, only unmarried girls are allowed to take Thalappoli.
The temple is decorated with plantain, tender coconut, coconut leaves and lamps for the occasion.

Kotnis Maharaj Punyatithi in Sangli – Death Anniversary of Kotnis Maharaj

Kotnis Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Kotnis Maharaj. The day is of great importance in Sangli in Maharashtra. He spread the teachings of Bhakti as per tradition followed in Maharashtra. Kotnis Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 2.

Hundreds of followers of the saint assemble to pay tributes to the pious soul. Charity work and satsang are held on the day. Samadhi of the saint is located in Sangli.
Kotnis  Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Paush Krishna Paksha pratipada tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Symbolism of He Buffalo the Animal Associated with Yama – The Hindu God of Death

Yamadharma Raja, or Yama, is the Hindu God of death. He is also referred as Kaala and both Yam and Kaala have the meaning controller of time. The vehicle or Vahana of Yama is a black He buffalo. Symbolically, the animal suggests the arrival of death senselessly.

There is a belief in some cultures that He Buffalo is one of the most senseless animals. Just like the buffalo, death arrives to us senselessly – and takes our life without looking age, status, religion or any other social parameters.
The black color represents the journey after death with Yama to the unknown destination.

Poddareshwar Ram Mandir at Nagpur in Maharashtra - Poddareshwar Sri Ram Temple

Poddareshwar Ram Mandir is located on the Central Avenue Road (CA Road) and is very close (few mintues walk) to Nagpur Railway Station. The temple has murtis or idols of both Sri Ram and Lord Shiva. The name Poddareshwar because the temple was constructed by Shri Jamnadhar Poddar, a famous business man, in 1923.


The Ram Mandir has murtis of Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman and Hanuman. The murtis worshipped are in the famous Ram Parivar posture.


The ornate and beautiful shrine attracts devotees from various parts of India and abroad.
A shobha yatra is taken out during Ram Navami and it attracts thousands of devotees.

Aazhimala Shiva Temple Festival – Azhimala Temple Festival in Makaram Month

Azhimala Shiva Temple is located in Trivandrum District. The shrine is around 8 km from Kovalam. The annual temple festival is observed in Makarm month. Aazhimala Shiva Temple festival beginning date is February 3. The arattu will be observed on February 12.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.
Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Chamravattam Ayyappa Temple Prathishta Festival – Chamravattam Sastha Pratishta Festival

Chamravattam Ayyappa Temple is located at Chamravattam in Malappuram District in Kerala. The temple is located around 7 km from Ponnani. The annual pratishta festival is observed in Makaram month. Chamravattam Sastha Pratishta Festival 2016 date is February 3.

For the annual Prathishta anniversary, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Caparisoned elephants, Panchari Melam, Pachavadhyam, Theyyams, music and folk dance are part of the festival.
Various pujas and rituals improve the tejas and power of the murti worshipped in the temple.

Palayad Theyyullayil Kuttichathan Temple Tira Festival

Palayad Theyyullayil Kuttichathan Temple is located at Palayadu in North Kerala. The shrine is located around 9 km from Thalassery. The annual Tira festival is observed in Makaram month. Palayad Theyyullayil Kuttichathan Temple Tira festival 2016 date is February 3.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals including Theyyam.

Thousands of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.
The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Narveer Umaji Naik Punyatithi – Narvir Umaji Naik Death Anniversary

Narveer Umaji Naik Punyatithi is annually observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Narvir Umaji Naik who fought against the British. He is one of the earliest freedom fighters. Narveer Umaji Naik Punyatithi is annually observed on February 3. In 2018, it is the 186th death anniversary of the great revolutionary.

Narveer Umaji Naik (September 7, 1791 – February 3, 1832) raised a small but highly effective army against the British after the fall of the Maratha Empire. He exhorted the citizens to fight against the foreign rule. He attempted to unsettle the British occupation and did succeed instilling fear among the British ranks. To capture him, the British Government announced a bounty of Rupees 10,000.
He was finally captured and hanged by the British in Pune.

Thrippavumba Temple Festival – Thrippavumba Mahadeva Temple Festival

Thrippavumba Temple Temple is located near Karunagappally in Kollam District. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the annual festival is observed in Makaram month. Thrippavumba Temple Festival 2016 date is January 28. The festival ends with arattu on February 7.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.
Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Mathikunnu Bhagavathi Temple Vela Festival

Mathikunnu Bhagavathi Temple is located at Mathikunnu in Thrissur District. The shrine is located around 15 km from Thrissur town. The annual Vela and Prathishta festival in the shrine is observed in Makaram month. Mathikunnu Bhagavathi Temple Vela festival 2016 date is January 28.

The vela and prathishta rituals are observed on Atham nakshatram day in Makaram month.

The kodiyettam (beginning of festival) happens seven days before Atham nakshatram.

Caparisoned elephants representing 19 localities arrive at the shrine in procession with Panchari Melam, Pachavadhyam, Theyyams, Velakkali and other folk dances.
Prasadayoottu is also held on the day.

Nedumparambu Temple Kalankari Festival near Parappanangadi

Nedumparambu Temple is located at Parappanangadi in Kerala. The temple is known as Nedumparambu Manjali Karimbavamma. The annual Kalankari ritual attracts hundreds of devotees. Nedumparambu Temple Kalankari Festival 2016 date is January 28.
For the annual Kalankari ritual and festival, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
Traditional art forms are performed during the period.

Akathethara Chathankulangara Temple Madurachatti

Akathethara Chathankulangara Bhagavathi Temple is located in Palakkad district. The annual Madurachatti ritual is observed in Makaram month. Hundreds of people visit the shrine and participate in the ritual. Akathethara Chathankulangara Temple Madurachatti 2016 date is January 28.

Madhura Chatti is a payasam made with Sharkara in a chatty – Sweet made using rice and jaggery in a pot.

This is offered to the deity and is later consumed as Prasad.
Akathethara Chathankulangara Temple is located around 3 km from Palakkad town.

Thalakulathur Bhagavathy Temple Prathishta Festival

Thalakulathur Bhagavathy Temple is located at Thalakulathur and is around 12 km from Kozhikode. The annual prathishta festival is observed in Makaram month. Hundreds of people participate in the various ritual on the day. Thalakulathur Bhagavathy Temple Prathishta festival 2016 date is January 29.

For the annual Prathishta anniversary, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
Various pujas and rituals improve the tejas and power of the murti worshipped in the temple.

Onakkoor Puthen Sabarimala Temple Prathishta Festival

Onakkoor Puthen Sabarimala Temple is located at Onakkor and is around 3 km from Piravom. The annual prathishta festival is observed in Makaram month. Hundreds of people participate in the various ritual on the day. Onakkoor Puthen Sabarimala Temple Prathishta festival 2016 date is January 29.

For the annual Prathishta anniversary, the shrine is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
The murti is freshly anointed and pujas are performed on the day.

Thalamunda Sree Puthiya Bhagavathi Temple Festival

Thalamunda Sree Puthiya Bhagavathi Temple is located at Thalamunda in Kannur District, Kerala. The annual temple festival is observed here in Makaram month. The shrine is dedicated to Mother Goddess Bhagavathi. Thalamunda Sree Puthiya Bhagavathi Temple Festival 2016 beginning date is January 29. The annual Tira ritual and festival is observed on February 3.

The temple is located around 15 km from Kannur town.

The temple is beautifully decorated during the period traditionally with plaintain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Music and traditional arts forms are performed during the festival period.
Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

Revati Nakshatra 2016 Predictions – Astrology Predictions in 2016 for Revathi Nakshatram

Revati Nakshatra people will have a tough year in 2016. Some troubles in career and finance. Health issues in family. January, March, April, July, August and October 2016 are bad for Revathi Nakshatram.  February, June, November and December will see both good and bad times. May, September and October 2016 are good. Astrology prediction for Revati Nakshatram for 2016 based on Janmanaal is given below: Revathi Nakshatram is the 27th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothisha. Revathi is in Meena Rashi or Meenakurru according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar.

Career - You will be appreciated for your hard work and innovative ideas in your career. Lack of success in exams and interviews. Those looking for a job will face some initial difficulties – those that do not give up will achieve success. Those with an inborn talent will get opportunities but no major financial gains. You will have to work hard to unite conflicting ideas and people. Y…

Dhanu Rashi 2016 Predictions – Based on Hindu Astrology Moon Sign Sagittarius Zodiac in 2016

Dhanu Rashi – Sagittarius Zodiac (Hindu Astrology Moon Sign) – people will have a fairly good year in 2016. Financial gains. Bold decisions in career matters. Marriage. Fear. Detail Dhanu Rashi Astrology Predictions for 2016 is given below. January, March, April, July, August and November 2016 will be good months. May, June and December will be neither good nor bad. February, September and October 2016 are bad.

Career - Success in exams and interviews. Some of you will decide to quit the present job and get involved in something of your own. Those looking for a new job will get one with the help of a friend or people in power. Temporary work will become permanent. Opportunities will be plenty but you should not squander them. Promotion and transfer for some. Delay in government jobs. Those associated with legal profession will have a good year. Good year for those working among public. Good year for writers and novelists. You will get involved in huge projects and get success. Some of…

Everything we do in life will leave a mark – Thoughts

We all are capable of great things. But we must never forget the Supreme Truth that guides.

Pains and sorrows are part of life and we must bear them. Such struggles help us in becoming a better and more courageous person.

We should be ever ready to own our mistakes and correct them. This helps in making our journey in the world smooth.

Do not fall for external appearance, always bother about what is happening internally.

Everything we do in life will leave a mark. Be conscious of all our actions. www.hindu-blog.com  Abhilash

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 27, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, December 27, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the the second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 3:23 PM on December 27. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 27, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day till 3:00 PM.
Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 12:28 PM on December 27. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 6:22 AM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sabarimala Mandala Puja
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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